This brief, released in February 2015, was written by researchers from the University of California San Francisco Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. The “Age 26” of Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed many young adults ages 19 to 26 to retain insurance coverage as a dependent through their parents’ employer-based plans. This expanded dependent […]
This brief, released in November 2014, in partnership with Child Trends, provides an accessible summary of research on adolescents’ families and family factors related to adolescent health and well-being. Topics addressed include family meals, family demographics and parents’ health-related behaviors in areas such as exercise and smoking. This brief updates Child Trends 2006 brief on adolescents’ family environment The 2014 brief […]
Only a small proportion of American adolescents are described by a parent as being only in fair or poor health. However, a 2014 brief from Child Trends, presents national data showing that these youth differ from their reportedly healthier peers on several health, family, school and neighborhood characteristics. This brief provides a comprehensive portrait of […]
Consistent with prior research, a 2014 Research Brief from our partners at Child Trends presented mixed findings on the relationship between state policy and adolescent alcohol use. Higher beer taxes and laws requiring that beer kegs be registered are associated with decreases in adolescent drinking, laws that impose a driver’s license penalty for consumption are […]
In partnership with NAHIC, researchers at Child Trends used national longitudinal data to examine how high school policies shape substance use in young adulthood. The brief examines several policies, as well as individual, family and peer factors relevant to substance use. Research findings suggest that policies to promote a positive school environment are more likely […]
These information briefs give an overview of the causes of each issue, followed by information on evidence-based programs addressing the issues. They also provide other resources on the topics.
Led by our partners at Child Trends, NAHIC developed two reports examining how youth are faring in the transition to adulthood, with respect to having problems related to heavy alcohol use, illicit drug use, criminal behavior, and financial hardship.
Protecting Adolescent Confidentiality Under Health Care Reform: The Special Case Regarding Explanation of Benefits (EOBs)
This report explores a number of strategies to balance the need of confidentiality with patient communication, and provides insights offered through interviews with experts on the subject.
This report by NAHIC and Child Trends discusses the importance of nurturing healthy habits during adolescence to support physical growth. It discusses the effects of habits including diet, physical activity, sleep, and oral health.
The researchers found that young, heterosexual adults who reported depressive or suicidal symptoms during adolescence are significantly more likely to report: